• Workforce DevelopmentThe Library of Michigan supports library programs and services for small businesses, unemployed and underemployed residents. As part of this, the Library participated in a national workforce development project for public libraries that included a full day Workforce Development Summit and a follow-up series of workshops in September 2012. We are connecting libraries with state services to job seekers and the unemployed and to workforce projects and partnerships at other libraries. The Summit and workshops materials, links and further information are below. We are especially focused on how a library can find a new idea or service that can work with their staff and budget. Libraries are playing a leading role in helping their communities develop 21st century workforces. For more information, contact Shannon White firstname.lastname@example.org
These Workforce Development materials are part of the national Project Compass effort and is a collaboration between the Library of Michigan, WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina. This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).